Ring Floodlight and Ring Spotlight are both designed and manufactured to Ring's high-quality standards. The floodlight is designed to cover a large area using an extremely bright, almost-blinding light. The spotlight, on the other hand, works well if you are only looking to illuminate a small area. The same camera is used on both lights and provides the same visual quality that Ring offers with all of its other devices.
Ring Floodlight vs Ring Spotlight: Similarities
The Ring Floodlight and the Ring Spotlight are similar in many ways. Both camera/light combinations offer a live view and two-way communication that allows you to view what is going on in real time as well as communicate with whoever may be visible to the camera. Each assembly also offers cloud storage allowing you to store video. There are two subscription plans to choose from so you can have the amount of recall you feel comfortable with. Both camera/light combinations also have Wi-Fi capabilities.
Ring Spotlight vs RingFloodlight: Differences
The main difference between the Ring Floodlight and Spotlight has to do with how they receive their power. The floodlight requires a more dedicated power source and must be hardwired directly into your home's electrical system. The spotlight, however, can be powered using multiple sources including a solar panel, rechargeable batteries, A/C plug-in or hardwired directly into your home's electrical system.
The next difference involves night vision. With the floodlight, enhanced technology is used and allows for color viewing. The spotlight has the more basic night vision set up and only allows for viewing in black and white. Another key difference is that the floodlight offers a digital zoom feature that the spotlight doesn't have. When it comes to motion detection, the spotlight is limited in this aspect as well only using the basic technology while the floodlight has a more advanced setup.
Both the Ring Floodlight and the Ring Spotlight have the same features. The Floodlight, however, is more advanced in the technologies that are used and is designed to cover a much larger area than the less brilliant, spotlight. Some of the features included with both camera/light combinations include:
- High-definition picture from a 1080p camera that shoots 30 frames per second and 140-degree viewing area
- On-demand live view with recording capabilities
- Two-way voice communication that allows you to have a conversation with who you are watching on the camera
- Wi-Fi capability allows you to view live video from almost anywhere
- 110-decibel siren that will get people's attention
- Cloud storage that allows you to save video for future use (amount of time and volume is determined by subscription)
- A downloadable app that allows you to view the camera or capture video from almost any location
- Bright LED lights for long-term use
- Compatible with Alexa
The Ring Floodlight costs approximately $200 per camera depending on where you purchase it.
The ring Spotlight camera costs around $350 for two with a slight price difference for purchasing the hardwired version compared to the wireless set.
The Basic subscription plan costs $3 per month per camera or $30 per year. This includes a 1-year warranty and 60 days of video storage. The Basic package only covers the camera. No contracts or service agreements.
The Protect Plus Plan costs $10 a month (unlimited camera) or $100 per year. The Protect Plus Plan also includes 60 days of video storage. This includes professional monitoring and an extended warranty. No contracts or service agreements.
What We Think
The Ring Floodlight is the best choice for someone who needs to be able to illuminate a larger area and wants the additional benefits of improved motion detection and “in-color” night vision. It works well for when a more powerful, brighter light is required. It's a great choice for people who want the top of the line video options as well.
The Ring Spotlight is best for homeowners with a smaller area to cover and that may not need the “in-color” night vision or advanced motion detection. With the Spotlight, you also get a second camera for the price making it more affordable.